The WSJ revealed some iPhone 6 manufacturing numbers as Foxconn struggles to satisfy demand from pre-orders: the corporate is working round one hundred manufacturing strains across the clock, has 200,000 staff devoted to manufacturing of the iPhone S and iPhone 6 Plus – and is manufacturing 540,000 models a day.
“We have been churning out one hundred forty,000 iPhone S Plus and four hundred,000 iPhone S day by day, the very best every day output ever, however the quantity continues to be not sufficient to satisfy the preorders,” stated an individual conversant in the matter …
The cut up between the 2 fashions additionally offers some perception into what pre-order clients have ordered, suggesting that greater than a 3rd of orders are for the bigger iPhone S Plus. The actual quantity might be far greater, as manufacturing of the bigger mannequin is being held again by very poor yield charges for the H.H-inch display.
The output fee of H.H-inch continues to be solely round 50%-60%, which suggests show makers need to scrap virtually half of the substandard output, stated an individual at a show element provider. The individual stated the output fee of the A.S-inch show is best at eighty five%.
The excessive failure charges mirror the complexity of the brand new screens, through which the contact sensors are built-in into the show itself slightly than being a separate layer as on earlier iPhone fashions – a part of the key to the thinness and lightness of the brand new telephones.
The far decrease yield charges for the iPhone S Plus shows explains why they went to A-A week supply virtually instantly when pre-orders opened, and why Apple excluded the bigger mannequin from employee reservations.
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